The Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games are full of tradition, symbolism and rituals. And that is the part that the audience gets to see. The Parade of Nations is fantastic when you are an athlete. Just imagine walking into a stadium filled with 100,000 people cheering for you. That is not something that very many people get to experience.
However, my favorite part is when the Olympic Flame is brought into the stadium. The flame is lit in Greece from the sun’s rays at a special ceremony at the Temple of Hera. After a short relay in Greece it gets handed over to the Host City, which brings it to the Olympic Stadium in another relay from Torchbearer to Torchbearer that encompasses thousands of miles and spreads the message of peace, unity and friendship.
The final Torchbearer then lights the cauldron in some spectacular or unexpected way to officially open the Olympic Games. It is the moment that every Olympic athlete has been looking forward to for the last four years and it never fails to send a chill up my spine.
When you are on the field, most times it is hard to actually see the flame go by, since you are there with about 10,000 of your closest friends jockeying for position. In Seoul, I was fortunate to stand close to the track and had a good view of the torch, as you can see in my picture here.
The First Marketing Champion: Marnie Pehrson
To officially open the Gold Medal Secrets from Marketing Champions, we have a very special Marketing Champion and Light Bearer, Marnie Pehrson. Marnie is the bestselling author of “Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet” and the founder of IdeaMarketers.com, who helps light bearers build influential online platforms.
Marnie believes, as I do, that we as speakers, authors, coaches and other experts in our fields (Light Bearers) have an important message to share. Light Bearers shine their light on the world, much like the Olympic flame.
Marnie’s Gold Medal Secret, therefore, is her free audio “Change the World in 3 Simple Steps“.
In it, you will discover the three steps for using your brilliance to make a positive impact on the world.
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